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Cathriona Hallahan

Managing Director Microsoft Ireland

Cathriona Hallahan is Managing Director for Microsoft in Ireland, responsible for driving Microsoft's commercial and consumer business on the island of Ireland.In addition to managing the continued growth and expansion of the business, Cathriona also represents the Company on all strategic policy, corporate affairs and communications issues including overseeing a series of community, education and innovation programmes.Cathriona joined Microsoft in 1986 and over the past 27 years has held a variety of senior roles in both Finance and Operations. In addition to her Microsoft responsibilities she also sits on the boards of Vhi Healthcare, the American Chamber of Commerce and Kanchi Network. She is a member of the International Women's Forum, the Institute of Directors, the Institute of Accounting Technicians (IATI) and is a fellow of ACCA. Cathriona is a qualified Executive Coach and is passionate about Change Management and Leadership Development. She was named as the 2009 O2 WMB Businesswoman of the Year.

cathrih@microsoft.com

+353 (1) 2953826

Frank Kennedy

EPG Lead

I joined Microsoft in January 2012 as part of the Microsoft Ireland Leadership team with responsibility for the Enterprise and Partner Group. I have spent over 20 years in the IT industry in a variety of sales management and general management roles across Ireland, UK and the Nordics. I am passionate about customers and my focus is understand my customers' business and how IT can help these customers. I work closely with my colleagues in Microsoft and our partners to ensure our customers drive business value from their investments in Microsoft solutions. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Trinity and an MBA from Smurfit Business school.Please contact me if you think Microsoft can help to drive business value for your organisation.

franken@microsoft.com

+353 (1) 2797745

Karl O'Leary

Public Sector Director

Karl joined Microsoft Ireland in 2009 to lead our Partner Sales and Microsoft Dynamics business teams. Karl brings over 20 years business experience, prior to Microsoft, Karl spent 11 years as an executive (primarily Sales and Country Manager roles) in the Enterprise, Resource and Planning Software (ERP) and prior to that in a number of finance roles after starting his career in Price Waterhouse Cooper. Karl holds a Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from the Irish Management Institute from their Executive Development Program."

koleary@microsoft.com

+353 (1) 2797220

Orla Sheridan

Consumer Channels Group Lead

I lead the Consumer Channels Group, working with Retail, Original Equipment Manufacturers and Telecom Partners.I have worked in the IT industry for 17 years, primarily in the consumer space.I love the impact technology can have on and am focused on ensuring our products bring fun and simplicity into people's lives. I have a degree in Business Management and a postgraduate diploma in Marketing.I am married and have one daughter and love spending my free time in Dublin enjoying this great city.

orlash@microsoft.com

+353 (1) 7065853

Colette Cahalane

HR Manager

I am the HR Manager for Microsoft Ireland. Our company mission: to enable people and businesses realise their potential applies internally for our staff as much as it does externally for our customers and partners. We deliver on this mission by rewarding our people for great performance, supporting them in their career and professional development ensuring they work in a top class working environment. Our internal HR processes and systems are key enablers in helping us achieve this mission. If you are interested in finding out more on how we use our software from a HR perspective, please get in contact with me.

ccahal@microsoft.com

+353 (1) 2797381

Martin Cullen

SMSP DIRECTOR

I have been working in the IT industry for the last 14 years and joined Microsoft in November 2009 . My passion is for customers and driving a connection with them to help drive results for their business challenges. I am responsible for drive the overall partner model for Microsoft to enable our collective customers to benefit from the use of our technology. I believe in trying to make a difference and that pushing the boundaries of what can be done is really important as challenging what can be done is a great way to develop solutions. I am married with four children and love to spend my free time with the family. I have a passion for sports of all kinds primarily GAA sports and soccer."

mcullen@microsoft.com

+353 (1) 7063551

Richard Moore

Operations Director

I'm the Marketing and Operations Director for the Irish subsidiary of Microsoft, responsible for the commercial operations of the subsidiary, including marketing, forecasting, budgeting, planning and business strategy. I'm fascinated by how our technology helps our customers work, learn and play and I'm particularly excited to be at Microsoft as we transform to a devices and services company and the role we can play in Ireland to drive this.

I joined Microsoft in 2005, and have worked in the Irish business and also in our Western European HQ. I've previously worked in management consulting and in several technology start-ups in the UK. I have an Engineering and Computer Science Degree from Oxford and an MBA from INSEAD. I'm married with five kids – so life is busy – and I'm interested in football, music and travelling.

richard.moore@microsoft.com

+353 (1) 7065890

Clare Dillon

Developer and Platform Group Lead

I joined Microsoft in 2003 working with the local developer community and currently head up our Developer and Platform Group. My team works with Microsoft's customers, partners, local software companies and particularly the broad developer community to help them get the most out of Microsoft's latest technologies. We help you build amazing applications and websites to power real business value. I would love to hear from you - to see how we can help you develop your business, or even just to show us the coolest thing you've built!

Before joining Microsoft, I was product manager with Havok, the market-leading games software provider and prior to that worked as a product manager for five years with IONA technologies. I have an honours degree in Pure Mathematics and a Higher Diploma in Education, both from Trinity College Dublin, and I currently serve on the board of the Irish Internet Association.Whether it's technology or business direction, let me know how Microsoft can help you develop!

claredil@microsoft.com

+353 (1) 7063129

Daniele Del Gener

Financial Controller

I am the Financial Controller for Microsoft Ireland. I joined Microsoft in 1999 and have since held a variety of position in finance both in Microsoft Sales, Marketing & Services Group in Italy and Microsoft Emea HQ in Paris in different business controlling areas.Prior to join Microsoft I worked 4 years for HP in both business and finance.My primary role is to ensure that in Microsoft Ireland we manage our business to achieve our quarterly financial accountability commitments, we are compliant with all relevant financial and accounting regulation and we develop financial plans that support us in achieving our strategic goals. Every day I have the opportunity to see the productivity gains that IT can offer - the potential for growth and efficiency are truly amazing and have the ability to revolutionize how, where and when we work – when dealing with as much data as Finance does, you really do appreciate that help! I hold a BA in Accounting & Finance and a MBS in Corporate Finance from Milan SDA Bocconi.If you have any question regardin our Finance function or any aspect of Microsoft and our technology please don't hesitate to contact me"

ddelgene@microsoft.com

+353 (1) 7063180

Noreen OHare

Microsoft Consultancy Services

I joined Microsoft in November 2013 as Services Director and member of the Microsoft Ireland Leadership team. I have 20+ years' experience in the ICT sector, in both commercial and operational roles in Ireland and abroad, for both blue chip and technology start-up companies.

The Services business is a critical enabler of our Devices & Services strategy for Microsoft and I am delighted to become part of the Microsoft family that brings this experience to the Irish market. I look forward to providing our customers a truly excellent service that makes a real and lasting difference to their business.

Outside of work I love playing tennis and golf!

noohare@microsoft.com

+353 (1) 2797918

Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director Microsoft Ireland

Managing Director Microsoft Ireland

Cathriona Hallahan is Managing Director for Microsoft in Ireland, responsible for driving Microsoft's commercial and consumer business on the island of Ireland.In addition to managing the continued growth and expansion of the business, Cathriona also represents the Company on all strategic policy, corporate affairs and communications issues including overseeing a series of community, education and innovation programmes.Cathriona joined Microsoft in 1986 and over the past 27 years has held a variety of senior roles in both Finance and Operations. In addition to her Microsoft responsibilities she also sits on the boards of Vhi Healthcare, the American Chamber of Commerce and Kanchi Network. She is a member of the International Women's Forum, the Institute of Directors, the Institute of Accounting Technicians (IATI) and is a fellow of ACCA. Cathriona is a qualified Executive Coach and is passionate about Change Management and Leadership Development. She was named as the 2009 O2 WMB Businesswoman of the Year.

cathrih@microsoft.com

+353 (1) 2953826

Frank Kennedy, EPG Lead

EPG Lead

I joined Microsoft in January 2012 as part of the Microsoft Ireland Leadership team with responsibility for the Enterprise and Partner Group. I have spent over 20 years in the IT industry in a variety of sales management and general management roles across Ireland, UK and the Nordics. I am passionate about customers and my focus is understand my customers' business and how IT can help these customers. I work closely with my colleagues in Microsoft and our partners to ensure our customers drive business value from their investments in Microsoft solutions. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Trinity and an MBA from Smurfit Business school.Please contact me if you think Microsoft can help to drive business value for your organisation.

franken@microsoft.com

+353 (1) 2797745

Karl O'Leary, Public Sector Director, Microsoft Ireland

Public Sector Director, Microsoft Ireland

Karl joined Microsoft Ireland in 2009 to lead our Partner Sales and Microsoft Dynamics business teams. Karl brings over 20 years business experience, prior to Microsoft, Karl spent 11 years as an executive (primarily Sales and Country Manager roles) in the Enterprise, Resource and Planning Software (ERP) and prior to that in a number of finance roles after starting his career in Price Waterhouse Cooper. Karl holds a Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from the Irish Management Institute from their Executive Development Program."

koleary@microsoft.com

+353 (1) 2797220

Orla Sheridan, Consumer Channels Group Lead

Consumer Channels Group Lead

I lead the Consumer Channels Group, working with Retail, Original Equipment Manufacturers and Telecom Partners.I have worked in the IT industry for 17 years, primarily in the consumer space.I love the impact technology can have on and am focused on ensuring our products bring fun and simplicity into people's lives. I have a degree in Business Management and a postgraduate diploma in Marketing.I am married and have one daughter and love spending my free time in Dublin enjoying this great city.

orlash@microsoft.com

+353 (1) 7065853

Colette Cahalane, Human Resource Manager

Human Resource Manager

I am the HR Manager for Microsoft Ireland. Our company mission: to enable people and businesses realise their potential applies internally for our staff as much as it does externally for our customers and partners. We deliver on this mission by rewarding our people for great performance, supporting them in their career and professional development ensuring they work in a top class working environment. Our internal HR processes and systems are key enablers in helping us achieve this mission. If you are interested in finding out more on how we use our software from a HR perspective, please get in contact with me.

ccahal@microsoft.com

+353 (1) 2797381

Martin Cullen, SMSP Director

SMSP Director

I have been working in the IT industry for the last 14 years and joined Microsoft in November 2009 . My passion is for customers and driving a connection with them to help drive results for their business challenges. I am responsible for drive the overall partner model for Microsoft to enable our collective customers to benefit from the use of our technology. I believe in trying to make a difference and that pushing the boundaries of what can be done is really important as challenging what can be done is a great way to develop solutions. I am married with four children and love to spend my free time with the family. I have a passion for sports of all kinds primarily GAA sports and soccer."

mcullen@microsoft.com

+353 (1) 7063551

Richard Moore, Operations Director

Director, Business and Marketing Officer

I'm the Marketing and Operations Director for the Irish subsidiary of Microsoft, responsible for the commercial operations of the subsidiary, including marketing, forecasting, budgeting, planning and business strategy. I'm fascinated by how our technology helps our customers work, learn and play and I'm particularly excited to be at Microsoft as we transform to a devices and services company and the role we can play in Ireland to drive this.

I joined Microsoft in 2005, and have worked in the Irish business and also in our Western European HQ. I've previously worked in management consulting and in several technology start-ups in the UK. I have an Engineering and Computer Science Degree from Oxford and an MBA from INSEAD. I'm married with five kids – so life is busy – and I'm interested in football, music and travelling.

richard.moore@microsoft.com

+353 (1) 7065890

Clare Dillon, Developer and Platform Group Lead

Developer and Platform Group Lead

I joined Microsoft in 2003 working with the local developer community and currently head up our Developer and Platform Group. My team works with Microsoft's customers, partners, local software companies and particularly the broad developer community to help them get the most out of Microsoft's latest technologies. We help you build amazing applications and websites to power real business value. I would love to hear from you - to see how we can help you develop your business, or even just to show us the coolest thing you've built!

Before joining Microsoft, I was product manager with Havok, the market-leading games software provider and prior to that worked as a product manager for five years with IONA technologies. I have an honours degree in Pure Mathematics and a Higher Diploma in Education, both from Trinity College Dublin, and I currently serve on the board of the Irish Internet Association.Whether it's technology or business direction, let me know how Microsoft can help you develop!

claredil@microsoft.com

+353 (1) 7063129

Daniele Del Gener, Financial Controller

Daniele Del Gener

I am the Financial Controller for Microsoft Ireland. I joined Microsoft in 1999 and have since held a variety of position in finance both in Microsoft Sales, Marketing & Services Group in Italy and Microsoft Emea HQ in Paris in different business controlling areas.Prior to join Microsoft I worked 4 years for HP in both business and finance.My primary role is to ensure that in Microsoft Ireland we manage our business to achieve our quarterly financial accountability commitments, we are compliant with all relevant financial and accounting regulation and we develop financial plans that support us in achieving our strategic goals. Every day I have the opportunity to see the productivity gains that IT can offer - the potential for growth and efficiency are truly amazing and have the ability to revolutionize how, where and when we work – when dealing with as much data as Finance does, you really do appreciate that help! I hold a BA in Accounting & Finance and a MBS in Corporate Finance from Milan SDA Bocconi.If you have any question regardin our Finance function or any aspect of Microsoft and our technology please don't hesitate to contact me"

ddelgene@microsoft.com

+353 (1) 7063180

Noreen O Hare, Microsoft Consultancy Services

Microsoft Consultancy Services

I joined Microsoft in November 2013 as Services Director and member of the Microsoft Ireland Leadership team. I have 20+ years' experience in the ICT sector, in both commercial and operational roles in Ireland and abroad, for both blue chip and technology start-up companies.

The Services business is a critical enabler of our Devices & Services strategy for Microsoft and I am delighted to become part of the Microsoft family that brings this experience to the Irish market. I look forward to providing our customers a truly excellent service that makes a real and lasting difference to their business.

Outside of work I love playing tennis and golf!

noohare@microsoft.com

+353 (1) 2797918